The £400 energy grant ends but there's a different payment from April for those in need

A man with his hand held to his head looks at his energy bills spread out on a table
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Households were paid their final payment from the £400 energy grant in March 2023 before the scheme ended in April. The scheme was designed to help households in England, Scotland and Wales with rising energy costs.

The £400 energy grant, which was called the Energy Bills Support Scheme, was introduced in 2022 to help individuals and families with their energy bills over the winter period amid spiralling energy costs. The first payments began in October 2022 with six payments paid to households reliant on mains electric and gas. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.

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